Valley Spirit: January 12, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Justices of the Peace who have papers relating to border claims are requested to send them to the Attorney of the Chambersburg Bar.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The Ladies Mite Society of the M. E. Church are sponsoring a concert in Chambersburg by Philip Phillips, the "distinguished vocalist" from New York.Give to the Poor
(Column 01)Summary: Reports on the increased number of destitute people in the cities this winter. Urges all who can spare any amount of food or fuel to donate to the new committee set up to distribute desperately needed supplies to the poor.
(Names in announcement: D. O. Gehr, H. B. Davison, William D. Guthrie, John Jeffries, James L. Black)Full Text of Article:Promenade Concert
From many sources, information reaches us that a large number of persons in this Borough are in very needy circumstances. The destitution that exists has not been equaled during any previous winter within the memory of the oldest inhabitant. Families have been visited which were found so destitute as to be without a sufficient quantity of food for one meal, without fuel to keep a single fire going, and without sufficient clothing to hide the nakedness of the children. This ought not to be--this must not be.
The cry for relief does not come alone from such as are too lazy to work when work is offered. It does not come alone from those who squander their earnings in dissipation. Owing to the dullness of the times and the difficulty of obtaining employment, some of our most industrious day-laborers and mechanics are unable to procure the necessaries of life.
In order to adopt some mode of meeting the pressing necessities of such persons, a meeting of citizens was held in the Central Presbyterian Church on Monday afternoon, and after consultation, an Executive Committee was appointed, consisting of Messrs. D. O. Gehr, H. B. Davison, Wm. D. Guthrie, John Jeffries and James L. Black, who will receive contributions of provisions, clothing, fuel and anything that will be of use. We hope that our people will respond liberally to this call.
And we would appeal to our friends in the country to help in this good work. In the rural districts, people do not see the penury and consequent wretchedness that exist in the large towns. They can aid these poor people without much inconvenience to themselves. Let them bring in loads of wood--let them hunt through their houses for old clothing--let them contribute of the products of their farms. This is an excellent committee, and our country friends can rest assured that anything placed in their hands, will be promptly and cheerfully put to the proper place. The poor we have with us. The wants of the undeserving, as well as the deserving, must be met. It would be a blistering shame upon our civilization and Christianity to let any human being starve or freeze to death in the midst of us. The greatest activity should be exhibited in this matter by those who can spare anything, so that when they lay their heads upon their pillows at night, they can enjoy the consolation of knowing that they have relieved the urgent wants of some wretched sufferers who, otherwise, might have perished. This will be a soul-satisfying reward. Try it.
(Column 02)Summary: The Chambersburg Silver Cornet Band, together with Mr. C. Hunting, gave a concert at Repository Hall. Refreshments were served under the direction of Mrs. William M'Lellan. Mr. Pillsbury and Mr. Wright sang some particularly enjoyable pieces. The crowd was large and receipts totaled more than $100. Donations of goods and clothes totaled another $50.Franklin County Medical Society
(Names in announcement: C. Hunting, Mrs. William M'Lellan, Pillsbury, Wright)
(Column 03)Summary: The Franklin County Medical Society will meet in Chambersburg on January 18th. Delegates will be chosen to visit the State and National Medical Associations.Married
(Names in announcement: Dr. A. H. Senseny, Dr. William H. Boyle)
(Column 04)Summary: W. H. Brown of Waynesboro and Miss Lizzie Frieze of Loudon were married on October 14th by the Rev. A. M. Whetstone.Married
(Names in announcement: W. H. Brown, Lizzie Frieze, Rev. A. M. Whetstone)
(Column 04)Summary: John G. Gold and Miss Mary Hotruck, both of Loudon, were married in Mercersburg on December 20th.Married
(Names in announcement: John G. Gold, Mary Hotruck)
(Column 04)Summary: Jacob Klock of St. Thomas and Miss Maggie Scully of Mercersburg were married in Mercersburg on December 25th by the Rev. Thomas Creigh.Married
(Names in announcement: Jacob Klock, Maggie Scully, Rev. Thomas Creigh)
(Column 04)Summary: George Cordel of Peters and Miss Martha Poffenberger of Cove Gap were married in Mercersburg on December 30th by the Rev. Thomas Creigh.Married
(Names in announcement: George Cordel, Martha Poffenberger, Rev. Thomas Creigh)
(Column 04)Summary: William J. Hamilton and Miss Cordelia H. Graul were married at the residence of the bride's father near Mercersburg on December 30th by the Rev. J. H. S. Clarke.Married
(Names in announcement: William J. Hamilton, Cordelia H. Graul, Rev. J. H. S. Clarke)
(Column 04)Summary: David Miller and Miss Mary Eckert, both of Mercersburg, were married in Chambersburg at the residence of Howard Hummelbaugh by the Rev. A. C. Felker.Married
(Names in announcement: David Miller, Mary Eckert, Howard Hummelbaugh, Rev. A. C. Felker)
(Column 04)Summary: Jeremiah L. Wilkeson and Miss Arimitta R. Phoutz were married in the vicinity of New Franklin on January 6th by the Rev. M. Kieffer.Married
(Names in announcement: Jeremiah L. Wilkeson, Arimitta R. Phoutz, Rev. M. Kieffer)
(Column 04)Summary: Cosmos Fortna and Miss Lydia A. Sleighter, both of Franklin, were married at the residence of the bride's father on January 4th by the Rev. J. M. Bishop.Married
(Names in announcement: Cosmos Fortna, Lydia A. Sleighter, Rev. J. M. Bishop)
(Column 04)Summary: Franklin Bender and Miss Lidie J. Welsh, both of Waynesboro, were married on December 23rd by the Rev. J. A. DeMoyer.Married
(Names in announcement: Franklin Bender, Lidie J. Welsh, Rev. J. A. DeMoyer)
(Column 04)Summary: Mr. A. F. Faust of Hamilton and Miss Mollie A. Baker of Guilford were married at the U. B. Parsonage on January 6th by the Rev. J. G. Schaff.Married
(Names in announcement: A. F. Faust, Mollie A. Baker, Rev. J. G. Schaff)
(Column 04)Summary: William M. Watson and Miss Elizabeth Breckenridge, both of Lurgan, Franklin County, were married on January 6th by the Rev. I. N. Hays.Married
(Names in announcement: William M. Watson, Elizabeth Breckenridge, Rev. I. N. Hays)
(Column 04)Summary: Adam Bryan and Miss Clara Holden, both of St. Thomas, were married on January 4th by the Rev. A. K. Nelson.Died
(Names in announcement: Adam Bryan, Clara Holden, Rev. A. K. Nelson)
(Column 04)Summary: Dr. James Crawford died at his residence in Concord, Franklin County on December 20th of consumption. He was 40 years old.
(Names in announcement: Dr. James Crawford)